English version

eke

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishekeeke /iːk/ verb   eke something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
ekeMost of them eke out a living as subsistence farmers.She continued to eke out a living based on the fading memories of her famous plunge.Most people still live in the hinterlands of the inhabited islands eking out a living, but poverty abounds.Finally came the bookshop where dear Mr Sneddles tried to eke out a living.Few had any special skills; they worked as casual laborers, eking out a marginal existence, often reduced to begging.Again, the choice was between following the work to the factory towns or eking out an existence by labouring.I was tired of eking out an existence near poverty level on my meager assistantship.But I restrained the impulse, for it is as well to eke out such tokens of our goodwill as we possess.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
eke
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyeke
he, she, itekes
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyeked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave eked
he, she, ithas eked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad eked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill eke
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have eked
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam eking
he, she, itis eking
> View More
you, we, theyare eking
Past
I, he, she, itwas eking
you, we, theywere eking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been eking
he, she, ithas been eking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been eking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be eking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been eking
> View Less